Thankfully, the wrap's good name is being restored on a daily basis at Longboards (6269 North Oak Trafficway). If you haven't been, it's time you make your way north of the river and discover why ordering a wrap no longer means settling for lunch.
The wraps come either cold (with lettuce tucked inside) or hot (with rice or a quesadilla-style flat wrap). The gateway wrap - the one you order if you're not into spicy dishes or just feeling your way through the menu - is the Thai chicken. It's made with chicken, veggies (sugar snap peas among them) and pepper jack cheese with a peanut sauce in a grilled chipotle wrap.
When you're ready to graduate or if you can handle a bit of spice, dig into one of the top sellers at Longboards: the cabo beef (beef, guacamole, salsa, pepper jack, rice and chipotle ranch on a chipotle wrap). Pepper jack is the cheese of choice at the sandwich shop, giving everything a creaminess and a few bites of heat. If you've been burned by wraps for too long, Longboards also has salad and noodle bowls. For a drink, skip the sodas and opt for the unsweetened Thai jasmine iced tea.
Just a note to help you avoid my embarrassment of attempting to place my order with the cashier - you order on the left-hand side of the restaurant, at the far end of a hanging menu board. The front counter is where you pay for your meal. Longboards is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.